Uzbekistan in the
Uzbekistan history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.
Uzbekistan in the CIA
Uzbekistan information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational
Up to date resume about Uzbekistan leaders,
history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.
The Uzbekistan Development Gateway, seeks development with ICT.
The UzReport portal, with useful information and news.
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gender equality, health, human development, population,
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Uzbekistan Telecommunications and
Uzbekistan Telecoms Market
Overview and Statistics Report
Uzbekistan has been struggling to bring its telecom system up to the standard
found in developed countries. Although steadily improving, the telecommunications
infrastructure remains outmoded and inadequate. However, since 2002 the situation
has been gradually improving, due largely to the government’s decision to
prioritise ICTs. Consequently there has been an upward trend in the country’s
telecom market over recent years, with rising revenues and increased investment in
infrastructure. Government strategic policy is to privatise the incumbent operator
Uzbektelecom and to open the market to competition in accordance with the country’s
aim to join the World Trade Organization (WTO). This report looks at Uzbekistan’s
overall telecom market and includes a selection of pertinent market statistics.
See summary and table of
Central Asia Broadband and
Internet Market Report
This 133 page report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and
developments in telecommunications, broadcasting and pay TV markets
in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Subjects
* Key Statistics
* Market and Industry Overviews
* Regulatory Environment
* Major Players (fixed and mobile)
* Mobile Voice and Data Markets
* Internet, VoIP, IPTV
* Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless)
* Convergence and Digital Media
Current publication date: July 2006 (12th Edition - ISSN 1442-1674)
See the table of contents
and report summary here.
Broadband, ICT and Consumer E-Commerce
September 2008 Review
In 2004, just 50% of Uzbekistan’s secondary
schools could access a computer - including outdated, Soviet era models
- while only 18% had access to modern personal computers (PCs). So it is
in many parts of Asia and the Pacific, where a lack of equipment and the
capacity to apply and maintain it within school systems sustains the digital
divide now at the forefront of development discussions, article of Eric Van
Zant said, which was published at the ADB’s official web site.
Yet Uzbekistan and most of its Asian neighbors also have a clear desire to tap
the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to improve education
and provide students with the skills they will need to compete later in life.
Many have anchored the adoption of ICT into their education development strategies.
In its latest Education Sector Report, ADB (Asia Development Bank) recommends more
emphasis on more responsive investment in ICT, and in science and technology. ADB
is working to foster an environment that encourages its developing member countries
(DMCs) to take up the latest technology in a way that will be financially sustainable,
encourage still further innovation, and expand use of ICT into poorer, more remote
areas. Education systems in the region can be radically improved through intelligent
use of innovative ICT, appropriate training for teachers and sector managers, and
support to centers that nurture new ideas.
A new US$30 million loan to Uzbekistan - approved in 2005, and the first ADB loan
devoted entirely to integrating ICT into basic education - underscores this point well.
The loan advances ADB's efforts at improving the application of ICT - which in the past
have suffered from a lack of capacity within many school systems for handling computer
technology - by putting special emphasis on training teachers and other staff to use
ICT for learning, and encouraging the establishment of learning centers.
Among its four components, the Uzbekistan project will equip 860 "cluster leader" schools
with ICT facilities and internet/intranet connections, which will serve as centers for
spreading the knowledge to clusters of other schools in poor, rural, and remote areas.
These cluster leader schools will provide an efficient system not only for the delivery
to all schools of e-learning materials and information, but also for education
development activities within each cluster.